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post #1 of 10
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i was looking into this mobo for my new build, it has the blue ad black theme i want to go with as it suits the parts i have already picked out.
but!
i would like peoples opinions on this, it has thunderbolt witch was the other deciding factor for me to consider this board.

if yous could drop your opinions here, and other mobo recomendations that fit the blue and black theme i would be greatfull biggrin.gif

Thanks Guys smile.gif
post #2 of 10
Recent MSI motherboards are excellent and this one is also beautiful while having all you want. Why not? smile.gif

Other boards: The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H or the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4.
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post #3 of 10
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Sweet as biggrin.gif

Thanks for the quick reply smile.gif
post #4 of 10
I've been using the GD65 recently for some LN2 benchmarking and I like it quite a bit.

It looks great too!

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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

I've been using the GD65 recently for some LN2 benchmarking and I like it quite a bit.
It looks great too!
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hole damn, that looks aweomse biggrin.gif
post #6 of 10
Indeed! Before this I've always used Gigabyte and Asus, but this board has served me quite well.
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

Indeed! Before this I've always used Gigabyte and Asus, but this board has served me quite well.

i was gonna go with all asus stuff as much as i could, but MSI sliped in because it was more affordable with more or less stuff the same biggrin.gif
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Grim01 View Post

i was gonna go with all asus stuff as much as i could, but MSI sliped in because it was more affordable with more or less stuff the same biggrin.gif

Yep, I'm borrowing this board from a friend who won it in a competition (thanks Rasparthe!).

I still wouldn't touch an MSI AMD board with a 10 foot stick though... they killed almost all of them at the OCN Toronto event... one even caught on fire with some impressive flames.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Grim01 View Post

i was gonna go with all asus stuff as much as i could, but MSI sliped in because it was more affordable with more or less stuff the same biggrin.gif

Careful with the Asus stuff. Their warranty service is pretty much inexistent these days and that's been proven by the numerous horror stories on OCN. On the other hand, MSI's customer service has always been great. I had a broken socket on mine which they replaced for 30$ but they paid for shipping both ways so in the end it was maybe 10$ while other companies (ie: Asus, Gigabyte, ASRock, etc.) won't do it or charge more than 50$. That's just an example for their motherboards but their GPUs are also excellent!
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post

Indeed! Before this I've always used Gigabyte and Asus, but this board has served me quite well.
Yup MSI board is nice thumb.gif I like GD80 series from P55, P67 and now Z77. Overclocking is just great smile.gif
Edited by neoroy - 2/21/13 at 9:20pm
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